600 points 'doesn't mean' you''ll get the best vet
Rachel Donovan
Retired vet Ian Fleming described the requirement of CAO points to get into veterinary in UCD as "astronomical stuff".
26 May 2023 News
Ash dieback-affected farmers dismayed at Minister's compensation comments - IFA
The Minister's rejection of compensation for those affected by ash dieback puts a big question mark on the future of the farm forestry sector, the IFA has argued.
26 May 2023 News
Three days left to submit BISS applications
Advisers have until a little over three days to complete the remaining BISS applications, which are estimated to reach in excess of 20,000.
'Brain drain' of veterinary students who go abroad to study
On average, 120 veterinary students graduate abroad every year and just 60 of them come back to join the Irish register, retired Cork vet Ian Fleming has said.
26 May 2023 News
Fertiliser flying out merchants' gates as prices wane
Serious price drops are also being experienced with CAN now trading as low as €470/t, down from over €600/t just six weeks ago.
24 May 2023 News
Farmers advised of property marking service
The service involves marking farm valuables with the farmer's Eircode and erecting signage around the farm to deter thieves.
24 May 2023 News
Final 15% of Sheep Welfare Scheme payments begin issuing
The total amount paid to over 17,500 farmers under the Sheep Welfare Scheme for 2022 to €17.3m.
24 May 2023 News
Motorcyclist killed in collision involving tractor
The man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene, according to gardaí.
24 May 2023 News
IFA livestock chair critical of factories' attempts to cut beef prices
Supplies of finished cattle are tight, with further reductions in numbers expected over the coming weeks, according to Brendan Golden.
24 May 2023 News
Eastern European farmers take to Brussels in protest over imports
Farmers are protesting around excessive imports of agricultural and food products from Ukraine.
23 May 2023 News
IPAV president steps down due to concerns over alleged governance issues
The Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers rejects the allegations made against it by Gerry Coffey, who stepped down as president last week.
23 May 2023 News
Young Stock Podcast: Moycullen to Texas with the aid of agriculture and handball
Rachel Donovan speaks to Martin Mulkerrins from Moycullen, Co Galway, about playing a season on the US pro handball tour, studying ag science, doing a masters and going on to lecture in Mountbellew.
22 May 2023 News